This is the time of year when I bounce back and forth between holiday projects. I’ve started planning out some Christmas crafts – and participated in the ornament hop last week – but I love Thanksgiving and wanted to do a little more decorating for that, too.
So, I went back to one of my favorite projects – paper banners. Like the other banners I’ve made over the past several months, this one can be made from colored paper or cardstock, or printed on plain paper and colored with pencils or crayons. My printer won’t handle heavy paper so I generally print out one set of the shapes, cut them out and trace around them on cardstock.
I drew a little crosshatch pattern on the acorn caps to dress them up a bit, or you could use patterned paper if you want to get fancy.
To put everything together, I used an Elmer’s Glue runner. That let me get an even coat of adhesive on all the little edges of the leaves without making them warp like liquid glue would.
Once all the shapes were assembled, I punched holes with a regular paper punch and strung everything on 1/4″ grossgrain ribbon.
If you’d like to make your own banner, you can download the templates here. Happy crafting!